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September 8, 2021
But if you are employed by the public sector we're talking about in Georgia. Only the rules are different. And this, according to Allison Burdette, she's over at Emory University's Goizueta business school. In the state of Georgia right now, because of an executive order that the governor put out, public employers that would be the University of Georgia education system. Public school employees, they cannot be required to have a vaccine because of the executive order. Now other states view this differently and do allow public sector industries to require vaccination. Some federal employees are required to be vaccinated to be on the job, and that could include contract workers. And even if you're in a job where it's not required, they will be mask wearing and there will be stringent Covid testing required and you're going to see that in private sector to Walmart.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 12, 2021
Representation in hiring is something governments consider. Seeking diversity can, however, lead even well-meaning officials into tricky legal territory, said Allison Burdette, a professor at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act makes it unlawful to decline to hire someone on the basis of their race instead of qualifications. In 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of white Connecticut firefighters who said they’d faced discrimination while seeking promotions. Burdette said the precedent has since made building a more representative workforce so fraught that consulting firms are often hired to ensure plans don’t run afoul of Title VII.
December 1, 2016
Goizueta continued its tradition of hosting summer programs aimed at arming high-achieving college and high school students with the skills to succeed in business. This year Libby Egnor, assistant dean of the BBA program, coordinated the Goizueta Summer Business Institute (SBI), which included faculty members Allison Burdette, Ryan Hamilton, and Clifton Green. SBI welcomed 18 non-business students with a professional development course and an intensive academic experience that provides immersion into the functional areas of business while giving students the opportunity to prepare a pitch for a new business venture. For the high-school set, Professors Chip Frame and Earl Hill prepared an academic challenge for this year’s LEAD Global Business Institute for high-potential diverse students. The program, now in its second year, offered scholars exposure to a variety of business topics, issues, and functions.
During Emory’s Earth Week celebration, Allison Burdette, assistant professor in the practice of business law, received the Emory University 2007 Sustainability Innovators Award for Innovation in Faculty and Student Education and Research. She was honored for the dinner and discussion series she developed last year on global climate change. The first evening in the series addressed the science of global climate change and media response to it; the second examined the law and politics of global climate change. Forty students and faculty members participated. The series was so successful that it will continue this fall, when it will address global health and business issues.
December 14, 2014
There are many definitions, depending on who you ask and their focus, but I think it all boils down to The Brundtland Commission’s definition, which is “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” In my line of work, sustainability means making our buildings more efficient—whether that’s energy efficiency, water conservation, or materials and waste management—in order to reduce the building’s carbon footprint. It was actually Professor Allison Burdette who sparked my interest in this area. While I was not the most astute business law student, she knew I had interned and planned to pursue my career in real estate. She pushed me to take her B-Law 2 class, introduced me to LEED, and planted the seed of a very rewarding career for me.
On a Wednesday evening in mid-August, Emory BBA students and alumni packed PS450, a chic restaurant-lounge in New York’s Murray Hill section. The event, sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations and the BBA Career Management Office, promised casual networking, but that wasn’t the big draw. Instead they came to see Allison Burdette, an assistant professor in the practice of business law, who’s got a following that some rock bands would envy.